Whitmer Vetoes Bill That Would Have Ended Deer Baiting BanAs promised, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed legislation Thursday that would have ended Michigan's ban on using bait to hunt deer or elk, saying the restriction is needed to curb the spread of animal diseases such as chronic wasting disease.
Leaders Back Legislation That Could Expand Regional TransitDetroit Mayor Mike Duggan, two county executives and a commissioner from Washtenaw County say they support proposed legislation that could lead to expanding regional transit.
Whitmer OKs Bill To Bar Sale Of Cough Suppressant To MinorsMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to prohibit the sale of an over-the-counter cough suppressant to minors unless they have a prescription.
Michigan House Backs Ban On Cages For Egg-Laying HensMichigan would become the fifth state to require that egg-laying hens be housed in cage-free areas under legislation approved by the state House on Wednesday.
Michigan House OKs Bills To Expand Expungement Of CrimesThe Michigan House passed legislation Tuesday that would overhaul expungement laws to make it easier for hundreds of thousands of people to clear their criminal record, including those convicted of marijuana offenses before the drug's legalization for recreational use.
Whitmer Signs Bills To Treat 17-Year-Olds As JuvenilesGov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to raise the age of which offenders are treated as adults in the criminal justice system, from 17 to 18 years old.
Right-to-Try Bill Passes CongressCongress passed legislation that could give terminally ill patients a way to independently seek drugs that are still experimental and not fully approved.
Bailout Of Detroit Schools Moves Forward In LegislatureLegislators have 28 days to strike a deal before emergency aid previously approved for the district will run out.
House OKs Repeal Of Inadvertent Auto Insurance Tax Credit"This is the biggest and worst example of corporate welfare I have ever seen," said House Appropriations Committee Chairman Al Pscholka.
Michigan House May Vote On $617 Million For Detroit SchoolsThe bills would retire the district's enormous $467 million operating debt over time and provide $150 million to transition to a new district in July.
Michigan Bills Expand Use Of Driverless Cars Beyond Testing"We're working with the industry and MDOT so that once these vehicles are on the road you can rest assured that they are safe," said the lead sponsor, Republican Sen. Mike Kowall.
Bill Passed By Michigan Senate Would Make Coerced Abortion A CrimeThe penalty would be doubled if the accused is the father of the embryo or fetus.
Senator Sponsors Bill Contrary To State Guidelines Regarding Transgender Kids And BathroomsA Michigan senator has introduced legislation that could stop transgender students from using bathrooms that don't match their "biological sex."
Firing State Employees Would Be Easier Under New BillsRepublican House Speaker Kevin Cotter was quick to say that the legislation isn't a reaction to the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint.
Michigan Senate Approves Bills To Thwart Meth ManufacturingThe legislation now awaits Gov. Snyder's signature.